The FTC-DOJ Enforcement Guidelines for Accountable Care Organizations: Four Lessons for Healthcare and Other Sectors

November 02, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice recently issued a joint policy statement providing antitrust guidance for Accountable Care Organizations. The statement sheds significant light on the antitrust agencies’ current thinking on antitrust enforcement in healthcare and other sectors. This update examines the statement and provides four key lessons for companies in healthcare and other sectors looking to collaborate to achieve important cost-saving, quality-enhancing benefits that will pass muster with the antitrust agencies.